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Recognizing PEPFAR’s 10th Anniversary

Writing in the Center for Global Development (CGD) blog, Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy and a senior fellow at CGD, and Jenny Ottenhoff, policy outreach associate at the center, note the 10-year anniversary of PEPFAR and highlight “some major areas of consensus” from the Institute of Medicine (IOM),…

Seeking ‘Predictable’ Funding Sources For Global Health

In the second part of her blog series on the future of global health, Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses possibilities for upcoming global health funding outcomes, writing in her blog, “[T]he architecture of global health has been completely remade since 1990,…

WHO Working With Industry To Reduce NCD Risk Factors

The WHO “is in active dialogue with the food, beverage, alcohol, and even sporting goods industries to encourage marketing changes and product formulations to help curb the growing worldwide prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs),” Nellie Bristol, a research fellow with the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ (CSIS) Global Health…

Blog Calls For Increasing Awareness Of Obstetric Fistula

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the launching of the United Nations Campaign to End Fistula,” and May 23 marks the first International Day to Obstetric Fistula, Glendora Meikle, project director for OperationOF, writes in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. “Obstetric fistula is a horrific…

Gender Equality Essential For Reaching Health-Related MDGs

“In over 15 years of working in the field of global health, I have time and time again witnessed first-hand what research tells us: gender inequity and women’s low social status have a significant impact on women’s and children’s health, as well as the overall demand for maternal, newborn and…

Ending Child Marriage Should Be ‘Strategic Imperative’ For U.S.

“Child marriage is a global epidemic that occurs across regions, cultures, and religions,” and the practice “is undoubtedly a violation of human rights,” Rachel Vogelstein, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct professor of women’s human rights at Georgetown University, writes in an Atlantic opinion piece.…

More Focus Needed On Health Of Men Worldwide, Lancet Commentary Says

“Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organizations,” according to a recent Lancet commentary, a University College London press release reports (Weston, 5/16). “If you look…

Fight Against HIV/AIDS Shows World Can Overcome Health Inequalities

“Poverty and inequity are the world’s greatest killers,” Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, writes in an opinion piece in The Age, noting, “The developing world bears an extraordinarily inequitable burden of infectious disease, 90 percent of it, and yet these countries represent…

U.S. Leadership Critical for Global Nutrition Efforts

“Malnutrition is one of the world’s most serious, yet least-addressed, development challenges,” former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) writes in an opinion piece in “The Hill,” continuing, “While the problem is complex, the solutions don’t need to be.” “This is a critical moment for the U.S. to lead on…

Partnerships Will Help Defeat Malaria

“In the past 10 years, partners working together have reversed malaria’s spread and prevented millions of deaths, mostly of children under the age of five. Yet even with all that progress, malaria still claims a child’s life every minute,” President of Liberia Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Global Fund to Fight AIDS,…